Dear Helen Hartman,
These days I wake up and look in my closet and don’t have a thing to wear! My husband tells me to not wear anything then (where do husbands go to learn those corny jokes?). I am so tired of my same old outfits, how do I give them a lift?
Love some help in Fashionville.
Dear Loved One,
Some things are just hard to pin down – a politician’s real motives, a celebrity’s real age, a greased pig – but freshening up fashion is not one of them. It’s all about the accessories! Nothing revives a plain blouse or sweater like a pin with personality.
Feel the day might be improved with a little Scotch? What does a Scotsman wear under his kilt anyway?
My own collection seems have some familiar themes. Who can resist a poodle with a bow? Or without one?
They just scream high fashion? Don't they?
Parlez Vous Fabulous?
Of course some days I'm all about the business!
And I let my jewelry let the world know that. (of course my jewelry can't do everything so I have a great story about one of the eyeglasses pins - got lost in Oak Park, Ill, found a street fair and forgot to care that I was lost and shopped - and the green pin, bought at an estate sale in Kansas City, but when an important editor in NYC asked me where I got it I said I stole it off a dead secretary - she did not buy my book, why?
Aside from being ultra classy, I started buying bowling pins (get it, bowling pins? Yes, it is funny. In fact it's HILARIOUS, trust me) to give as prizes when I held a Wii bowling tournament. Then why do I still have so many bowling pins, you ask? You ask a lot of questions. Maybe you should let your jewelry do your talking more, okay?
In conclusion, vintage pins are just the cat's meow!
This is what I imagine my cat's dreams look like - hope all your dreama come true today - if you are dreaming of enjoying vintage goodness, they already have!